460 Responses to Midweek 6th September 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    JohnC, am waiting for you @21.11 p.m.

    Your chance for three in a row.

    Meanwhile, I’ll comment on Nick Robinson’s new series of ‘Political Thinking’. I noticed in a trail on BBC R4 this a.m., Nick mentioned Keir Starmer as ‘a PM in waiting’. Hmmmn! Apparently Nick is also going to interview Theresa May. What are the chances that Nick Robinson will ask Mrs May was she put in place merely to frustrate Brexit? And will Nick also ask Keir Starmer how firm is his promise to not take the UK back into the EU via another Referendum and will his resolve still hold if there is a hung Parliament but with Labour holding more seats than the Conservatives?

    Doh! You missed it and Fed was taking pity on you.


    • JohnC says:

      Just arrived on the scene at 5am Up2 and the bus has well and truly gone. I was in the land of nod at 20:11 dreaming of world where the Left were the caring, nice people they pretend they are and not nasty, intolerant hypocrites full of hate for anyone who disagrees with them.


  2. Thoughtful says:

    Crude oil is increasing inprice rapidly,time to fill up and keep topped up to save money. Might take a week to go up at the pump


    • StewGreen says:

      I passed a couple of nodding donkeys in a corner of a field the other day.
      The public are probably unaware that their daily energy output dwarfs solar and wind farms & contributes tens of thousands of pounds daily to the UK tax pile


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, is that in Lincolnshire? Good to know that the UK is making some use of its God-given reserves of energy. And as you correctly say, deriving the tax income for the Treasury. We sure need it.

        Sunny day all day forecast for the Canterbury region. Heavy mist at present. The solar panels that I haven’t got aren’t working. Little or no wind to clear the mist, so the wind turbines that I haven’t got on the land that I also haven’t got, aren’t also working.

        Bluebottle: “TeeeeeHeeeeee. Blubintle is pleased he hasn’t gotted all that stuff that isn’t workinge.” “Do you have stuff that isn’t workinge, Eccles?”

        Eccles: “Yup” (FX – Sound of thinking and smacking lips during pause) “Me!”

        Bluebottle: “Eughh”


        • Scroblene says:

          You probably know that ghastly great off-shore wind ‘farm’ off Thanet, Uppers…

          Does it actually ever whirr or do something?

          Give my love to The House of Agnes, as most of my 1990s liver loss occurred there over an extended lunchtime most days…


          • Up2snuff says:

            Scrobie, am familiar with Thames Estuary and the sometimes working, blight on the Estuary-scape known as the London Array. Am also familiar with the Swale Nature Reserve, which has already been blighted by said London Array’s connecting cable and transfer station but is due to be further blighted by solar panels that will make the farmer, already rich from non-farming ventures, who farms the land into a multi-millionaire. Good luck to the villagers of Graveney and Goodnestone who are fighting the proposed Solar Farm.

            Am not familiar with the House of Agnes though. Bluebottle: “Thinks: harm could come to a young lad from Finchley in a place like that.”


        • StewGreen says:

          @Up2snuff yes


    • MarkyMark says:

      2016 …
      “Boris Johnson was not representing the government’s views on Saudi Arabia when he accused the state of abusing Islam and acting as a puppeteer in proxy wars, Downing Street has said.”


  3. digg says:

    Birmingham Council funding farce – BBC now at the intermediate stage.

    BBC tactic, take control of the process as the know-all experts so they cobble together and run with..

    “What happens when a council runs out of cash…”.


    Next stop is allocating blame and I would put money on….

    “Government fail to support Birmingham council….threatening thousands of jobs….”

    Roll on videos of tearful locals who are driven to food banks…

    Meanwhile those Labour token diversity placements, hangers on and creeps on the council more concerned with rainbow flags and blm etc. who caused this happen through total stupidity will be moved into the shadows and get a free ride.


    • tomo says:

      I wonder how much many generous executive pensions have been frantically topped up by and equally generous redundancy packages negotiated behind the scenes at Birmingham Council.

      A *Labour* council that didn’t pay equal wages (as I understand it) and tried to evade their financial responsibilities and /or simply dipped the ratepayer’s wallets for ideological purposes and ran it to the wire …

      I’d wager they knew this was on the cards for several years.

      There’s a Thatcher quote in there.

      I wonder if they’ll use taxis to deliver the P45s.


    • harry142857 says:

      The same council that awarded taxi firms (you can guess the archetypal 21st century taxi driver) contracts that charged £200 a day to ferry kids three miles to school and back.
      It appears that no one in the public sector ever has to worry about redundancy or the sack or not overspending.


      • G says:

        That’s what happens when (in the case of Central Government) there’s an unlimited supply of public money with very few questions asked and, with local Government a virtually unlimited pile of Council Taxpayers money.

        Whichever way you look at it, the taxpayer will foot the bill with the so-called, “Taxpayers Alliance” simply making sure the Elephant is missed by easy diversion into analysing why/how.

        Stop the flow of revenue until the puppets wake up with no pay or pensions !!


    • Nibor says:

      Gosh ! Does that mean there will be dinghies going down the Grand Union Canal to Solihull ?


    • Scroblene says:

      The comments on Guido have many local citizens comparing Brum with Walsall and thereabouts!

      Good note too, about one of the blokes who should be surcharged, was appointed by Gordon Brown to be some sort of adviser, when he’d never done a real job before!

      What goes around comes around, especially in councils where thye all swap ‘jobs’ every couple of years and get huge rises for doing very little!


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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Will Birmingham City Council now sack every diversity officer? I doubt it. Instead there will be shroud waving about closing libraries and leisure centres.

      The government should appoint commissioners to run the place, Labour is clearly not up to it.


  4. digg says:

    New Kinder commercial…. How the hell did this one get past OFCOM?

    A totally unnatural and highly offensive all a white family right through the commercial.

    Who the hell do Kinder think they are running with this distorted view of the UK?

    Or maybe the Kinder diversity manager failed to turn up for the shoot?

    Perhaps the Kinder publicity managers will be sent through some “wrong think” reprogramming course now.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Kinder eggs are often used by drug dealers to conceal their merchandise inside their bodies.
      Maybe the Kinder marketing dept decided to keep black people out of their advert for that reason?


    • StewGreen says:

      The latest ad on their YouTube channel is 1 year old
      The Indian professor bit starts at 17 seconds
      by 20s they’v zoomed in on hi face
      then they move on


    • JohnC says:

      Was it a proper advert designed for the UK ? – or was it one of those bizarre European ones which they have dubbed into English ?.

      If it was originally French for example, it would explain it … no way they would not have at least a mixed race family if it was UK.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I think Kinder adverts are made in Europe, and dubbed into English. The science of diversity is not quite as advanced there as it is here.


  5. digg says:

    The vicious and obscene sentences the US Dem controlled kangaroo courts are handing down to anyone they can implicate as being involved in Jan 6 White House perfectly show what the USA is facing. The prosecutors know full well that those they are handing out obscene sentences to do not warrant it but they don’t give a shit.

    The latest victim wasn’t even there and was convicted purely on social media posts for Gods sake.l

    They are doing it purely to set the scene for an eventual go at Trump so they might be able to fix him up with a similar sentence.

    This is indeed a sad state of affairs for the home of the brave and the land of the free. The US has become a third world junta under the Dems.

    The only hope now is that the US public wake up and smell the coffee and kick these evil bastards and gangsters into touch at the ballot box by a massive and “unfixable” result. Thereby restoring true US democracy.

    This behaviour goes beyond what even China, North Vietnam or Russia stoop to.

    Come on America, as a nation you are much, much better than this!


    • G says:


      The country is f***ed big time. So much so that if Trump succeeds in 2024, he will/cannot get on top of it.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      That would work, if only corrupt Democrat apparatchiks did not control the ballot boxes. We all know which way the “mail in” votes go.


  6. StewGreen says:

    My neighbour’s charity has received an invitation to help promote the new Ken Loach movie
    which I assume will be very socialist as usual.

    “The Old Oak, which will be in cinemas September 29, is a film tackling suicide, refugees integrating into a community, poverty, food poverty, change, loss and hope.
    Working with Studiocanal we can both promote the work of your charity and the tough to talk about themes in the film.”




  7. Deborah says:

    Classic FM this morning reporting teachers claiming an increase in child poverty. They can tell this apparently because children are turning up to school in dirty clothes because the parents have no money to wash them.

    Many schools only go back this week and the rest next week. The children have probably only been back a day, not time to get dirty never mind Mums have time to wash the uniform.

    I have to add my school tunic was navy. Mum hoped it would last half a term without washing (it never did) but the amount of washing was never to do with poverty. It may have had to do with that I found navy colour was useful disguise when wiping my pen nib on the tunic so I guess Mum thought it was the dye coming out when she washed it.


    • StewGreen says:

      PRasNews “The poll, carried out for charity The Hygiene Bank and cleaning brand smol, defines hygiene poverty as those who are “caught between being able to heat their home, pay their bills, buy food or keep clean”.

      So PR for lobby org “The Hygiene Bank and cleaning brand Smol”


    • StewGreen says:

      Previous BS talked by the media
      one year ago

      Poundland soap one quid for three bars
      ” Soap Bar Gentle 3x100g £1″



      • JohnC says:

        Furlow taught a LOT of people that they much prefer to stay at home all week instead of working.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Thousands …


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, you are right on the-cost-of-living and personal hygene items.

        From a well-known supermarket:
        Toothpaste: 50p
        Shampoo: 85p
        Bar of soap: 40p
        then, liquid detergent for washing clothes:
        non-bio and bio, same price 900ml: £2-10p,

        Total £3-85p to have children clean in order to go to school to go to school. Whether they get dirty on the way there is entirely down to them.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Deborah: “It may have had to do with that I found navy colour was useful disguise when wiping my pen nib on the tunic so I guess Mum thought it was the dye coming out when she washed it.”

      LOL 🙂 x10!


    • G says:

      I wonder if before any boat people arrive, they consider the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the UK and recognise that their own countries will be increasingly far superior in many ways. That’s obviously without the generous cash handouts from the uk taxpayer.

      Don’t expect our Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster to ask any such questions………….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Hijabs … easy to keep clean.


  8. JohnC says:

    Wagner to be declared a terrorist organisation by UK

    Wagner might be at the limits of barbarity – even by Russian standards – but I would not put them in same category as HAMAS and Muslim extremists who go into Towns and stab as many innocent people out shopping as they can hoping to get killed in the process so they are martyrs in paradise.

    ‘The home secretary said Wagner was “violent and destructive… a military tool of Vladimir Putin’s Russia”.’

    ‘She said its work in Ukraine and Africa was a “threat to global security”.’

    ‘Suella Braverman added: “Wagner’s continuing destabilising activities only continue to serve the Kremlin’s political goals.”‘

    Can’t argue with any of that …

    “They are terrorists, plain and simple’
    What ?. By that definition, so are the United States Army.

    ‘The proscription order will make it a criminal offence to support the group – including by arranging a meetings aimed at furthering the organisation’s activities, expressing support for its aims or displaying its flag or logo.’

    ‘The group’s name will now be added alongside that of other proscribed organisations in the UK such as Hamas and Boko Haram.’

    And even there the BBC refrain from using the word ‘terrorist’ to describe Hamas.

    One thing is for sure : everywhere they refer to Wagner, the BBC will use the word ‘terrorist’. They NEVER use it to describe Hamas. They are always a ‘militant group’. Which I would consider the BBC showing support for them.


  9. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – I’m surprised the BBC didn’t ask Sarah to make the teas and coffees!

    BBC being sexist and misogynistic? 🙂 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-66707717


    • MarkyMark says:

      Happy Valley: Sarah Lancashire wins big at National Television Awards
      10 hours ago


      Winners in full

      New drama – Wednesday
      Reality competition – The Traitors
      Authored documentary – Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now
      Returning drama – Happy Valley
      TV presenter – Ant and Dec
      Factual entertainment – Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
      Drama performance – Sarah Lancashire (Catherine Cawood) Happy Valley
      Bruce Forsyth entertainment award – Gogglebox
      Serial drama – EastEnders
      TV interview – The Graham Norton Show
      Serial drama performance – Danielle Harold (Lola Pearce-Brown) EastEnders
      Quiz/game show – The 1% Club
      Rising star – Bobby Brazier (Freddie Slater) EastEnders
      Daytime – The Repair Shop
      Comedy – Young Sheldon
      Talent show – Strictly Come Dancing


      • Docmarooned says:

        Wow! What utter garbage. You could not pay me to sit through any of that shit!


        • Up2snuff says:

          Originally, the BBC had on their web-site ‘Sarah Lancashire cleans up at the National TV Awards.’

          Hairy Seagoon in alternative voice: “Get that mop out there, girl. Give it a good going over with that mop.”


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Did Jay Blades turn up to accept the award in his pristine leather apron?


  10. Scroblene says:

    BeeBeettes (?) are more concerned about these ‘invaders’, than the more pressing, floating parasite kind we see on a regular, tiresome basis…


    Not that they measure these insects in centimetres, so the invaders can understand what they’ll have to cope with!

    For a little light amusement, substitute each reference to the stingy, brown striped insect with the expensive doctors, engineers and space scientists which are given 5* acommodation immediately they arrive here unannounced!

    The hornet meanwhile, just pops into the nearest hive, noshes a few bees then flies off to blame the government, or someone stupid, like Birmingham City Council Bee and Hornet Diversity Director, (£75,000 p.a.)

    ‘Scrobs Care4hornets Inc.’ has decided that victimhood for all insects should be part of the hate law, and everyone who eats them should be sent on an entomology re-education course, preferably held in a country where the UK taxpayer sends all its taxes to help the wealthy despots get to the moon or some other wasteland…

    (Martha Kearney was unavailable for comment…)


  11. andyjsnape says:

    David Harewood: Actor says the government should apologise for slavery

    One of many bbc campaigns today.

    One actor said, so front page news in the bbc world

    I’m still waiting for the Romans apologies!


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Don’t forget the Vikings , the Barbary pirates and the Normans . Woo hoo all us indigenous Brits are in for quadruple payouts, isn’t that how it works?


      • andyjsnape says:

        Hello Mrs Kitty

        Burn your passport and arrive on a boat, this will entitle you to “free” everything. Housing, Schooling, Healthcare, and a free mobile phone as its against your civil liberties to not be able to contact your family worldwide

        Re housing, as an illegal immigrant this entitles you to Band 1 housing on the council waiting lists for obtaining a council house – this isn’t really every mentioned, or investigated by the likes of the MSM


        • atlas_shrugged says:

          And wot about all the modern day slaves who have to drive to work to fund the runing of a car so that they can pay 80% fuel tax when they fill up, and also pay congestion highway robbery, and ULEZ theft, and parking theft, and 20mph speeding theft.

          All ‘modern’ local councils are in a panic about ‘modern slavery’. So much so that they have it on their websites and all new councillors are brainwashed (sorry I should say trained) in modern slavery. This so that the useful idiots run around all day worrying about modern slavery and doing nothing about things they should worry about like filling in potholes or fixing school buildings etc.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Actor “David Harewood” – did his parents own slaves?

      Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

      It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.



    • Guest Who says:

      BBC on a loop.


      Plus Ros reaping in the audience.


      And recruitment work


      Plus something about France and folk whose male relatives scarper back to Pakistan.


  12. andyjsnape says:

    bBC loves the word “crisis”

    We still have according to the likes of the bbc Cost of living crisis, and now:-

    Schools concrete crisis


    • JohnC says:

      13 schools with RAAC had building work scrapped

      13 schools out of 30,000. Nobody hurt, life goes on as normal but the BBC make THAT the top headline in the world today.

      It’s activism pure and simple. They are desperate to keep the story (and anti-government sentiment) going.

      Brought to you by him:

      And her:

      I will guarantee to you 100% that neither voted Tory and that both know very few people who did.


  13. AsISeeIt says:

    Effectively bankrupt edition

    In which the modern fairytale about the omnipotent all-providing big daddy state is beginning to be debunked

    On a morning when the FT posits: Big government is back, and it costs a fortune – we question did our own big government ever really go away? Did Thatcher effectively cut total public spending? Did the Cameron-Clegg liason fatuous actually enact austerity? The culture says yes, but the statistics say no.

    One wonders, did the notion that western liberal governments – in order for second rate politicians to win at the mass democratic game – much like Edwin Hubble’s observation of our ever-expanding, in all directions universe – are frankly on a one-way inevitable trajectory to some bursting point bankrupcy?

    The frontpage teaser for the FT feature on Big Government: Series begins page 19 – is opportunely juxtaposed above the pink paper’s main headline: Birmingham declares itself bankrupt after equal pay deals drain resources… City Council unable to cover costs… Extra claims worth £760mn… Sum exceeds services budget

    Thousands of Brummies awake choking on their Bovril – as disperate Brum comics Jasper Carrot and Stewart Lee would have it.

    Of course the solution will be for central government to bail out Birmingham. But who bails out the bailer out when the time comes?

    The free for all cost of equality

    Birmingham City Council declares itself effectively bankrupt… Factors include an outstanding £760m equal pay bill, plus a £100m botched IT system – our BBC soon reassures: Crucial services continue says ‘bankrupt’ Birmingham council’s leader – because all and every pound of public spending is crucial, right?

    And our BBC regrets: The promise of a so-called “golden decade” following last year’s Commonwealth Games hosted in Birmingham has proved to be ‘fool’s gold’

    Birmingham residents braced for 10pc bills rise (Telegraph)

    Don’t throw the fairytale stepchild out with the bath water

    In cinema news: Has Rachel Zegler’s Snow White remake been cancelled? Last month, an interview from 2022 circulated online showing Zegler slamming the Disney classic and saying: “It’s no longer 1937, guys.” She described prince charming as a “stalker,” joked his scenes will be pulled from the reboot, and talked about changing the narrative to focus on empowerment rather than true love (Dexerto, entertainment media group that keeps over 100 million monthly fans engaged in trending topics across gaming, esports, TV & movies…)

    Recalling the traditional Snow White narrative, a German fairy tale, first written down in the early 19th century. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales: a princess, is exiled by her stepmother, an evil queen who wants to kill her

    Meanwhile in real life drama: Sara Sharif: So badly injured mum ‘did not recognise her’ in mortuary… Police want to speak to three family members in relation to their murder investigation… Her father Urfan Sharif, his partner Beinash Batool, and the rest of the family all flew to Islamabad on 9 August. (BBC)

    It may not be 1937, luv, but some ancient folk traditions – such as those warning kids about the safety of young girls against the dangers of the evil stepmother – particularly in more traditional cultural family set ups – may still yet hold true (allegedly)

    Meanwhile, just for balance, there’s another fairy tale, this time about the awakening of female empowerment – Sleeping Beauty

    A fairy tale about a princess cursed by an evil fairy to sleep for a hundred years before being awakened by a handsome prince… in most retellings of the tale the prince wakes his sleeping beauty with a kiss – and she thanks him for it

    Jorge Vilda: Spanish federation sacks World Cup-winning coach amid Luis Rubiales kiss row… Spain’s win was overshadowed by the country’s football federation president Rubiales kissing forward Jenni Hermoso, which she said was not consensual (BBC) – overshadowed indeed – the point being not the football but the fact of the female empowerment… over men. You see, some fairy tale narratives still hold true. If Disney want a modern take on this one it could be to teach chaps to be careful not to go kissing random princesses.


  14. Sluff says:

    Question not asked by the BBC.

    How high do our taxes have to go in order to
    a. Rebuild hundreds of schools
    b. ‘Fully fund’ the black hole that is the NHS
    c. Bail out Birmingham Council, not to mention also Croydon, Slough etc.
    d. Pay for HS2
    ……..and will there be any money left to do stuff from which the majority population can actually derive simple day-to-day personal benefit, such as litter clearing, well-maintained parks and roads free from potholes along which we can actually drive?

    If you do a windfall tax of 100% on the dreaded oil companies it still wasn’t add up. And there aren’t enough ‘rich bankers’ or even premier league footballers to pay higher taxes either.

    Of course the truth is that for 13 years the Tories have tried ( and still failed) to detoxify the NHS by throwing money at it and depriving every other public service in the process, and have squandered all opportunities to reform it. Many recognise it is a total basket case but 75 years of propaganda mean that many thickos still regard it as an untouchable sacred religion.

    The BBC needless to say conveniently keep their heads firmly in the sand.


    • G says:


      Wot abaht the ‘Green Revolution’ ‘Net Death’?


      • micknotmike says:

        Afternoon G,
        I dream of the day when a politician, of any stripe, is asked “What are you going to do about net zero and global warming?”, and replies “I’m, sorry, we haven’t got time for that sort of shit”.


  15. tomo says:


  16. andyjsnape says:

    bbc campaign:-

    This time for somalis with albinism

    Somalis with albinism: Pelted with stones and raw eggs

    Where does it find this crap to report!


  17. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 More Or Less
    sems to weaponise factchecking by cherrypicking
    “Is North Sea gas really four times cleaner than gas from abroad?”
    bottomline 98% of gases CO2 footprint is in the end use
    and say 1% in the extraction/mining part and 1% in the transport.
    So even if the gas comes from next door and the transport is zero, then the overall CO2 footprint will be 99% of imported gas.

    Though it’s entirely possible that the transport component is 4 times for imported gas

    interesting that the prog doesn’t choose to check hyperbolic false claims that wind power is 8 times cheaper.
    .. that relies on not including huge grid costs


    • tomo says:

      They won’t visit any topic that does not accord with the agenda and will not show their sums for those claims that they do make.

      Mendacity (laced with innumeracy) on a stick.


    • StewGreen says:

      In the original item Shapps was challended by the BBC presenter saying you are only talking about processing CO2
      and the idiot Shapps said “I am talking about both”
      ..obviously false.


      • StewGreen says:

        The prog did get a good end gotcha at the end
        We asked the government to clarify but they just doubled down
        “Shapps was correct”
        Doh he obviously wasn’t
        Why did the gov allow their staff to make a worse false statement ?


    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC prog was playing to the HATEY-LEFTY base it has cultivated
      When Labour’s John MacDonald falsely told Andrew Neil that the UK is a net exporter of gas, this R4 prog did no special factcheck item.


  18. StewGreen says:

    Equality only works only one way
    Woman’s Hour seem to only employ women


  19. StewGreen says:

    9:45am TalkTV the dump button was pushed when presenter Kevin O’Sullivan criticised other TalkTV presenter Piers Morgan


  20. MarkyMark says:

    Saudi cannot pay for slavery reparations yet can buy USA golf players and football players.


  21. Eddy Booth says:

    “Ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio jailed for 22 years for Capitol riot”

    “Tarrio, 39, was not in Washington during the riot, but helped organise the far-right group’s involvement.”

    What’s the BBC’s current definition of far right?
    This guy clearly looks latino/African.

    ‘Judge Kelly said. “I don’t have any indication that he is remorseful for the actual things that he was convicted of.” ‘

    Makes You wonder why those going in the January 6th dock, keep bothering to put on a big show of contrition; why not make a political statement calling the cesspit system out.

    “They regarded themselves as Mr Trump’s foot-soldiers and have often been involved in street clashes with far-left anti-fascist activists.”

    There’s a BBC first: “far-left” !
    But immediately qualified by “anti-fascist” and “activists”

    Someone might have said: In the future, facists will call themselves anti-fascists


    • digg says:

      As for putting on an act of contrition… the likelihood is that the lefty justice wallas have instructed the police and prison staff to give these guys hell until they are totally broken and mentally screwed before they ever appear in court.

      It’s well known that the Chinese communist used this “re-education” savagery very effectively on anyone who dared to disagree with them before they ran them through their kangaroo courts with an inevitable guilty verdict.

      It’s all about silencing dissent and scaring ordinary people into staying in line with the Dem mobsters demands.

      I hope that a groundswell of opinion gets these savage mobsters out of power and the incoming president kicks off a wide ranging investigation into their activities right to the top.


  22. StewGreen says:

    R4 BBC More a Less just covered the claim Chloe Kelly’s Penalty was More Powerful Than Any EPL Goal by MALE players
    It was massively promoted
    but do you reckon it could be true ?

    They said it was a false comparison
    Women’s game Connected Ball Technology measures the FASTEST MOMENT
    Men’s game Oracle system measures the AVERAGE speed over the whole distance

    There is even a Newsweek Factcheck that is wrong cos it claims the two sytems are measuring the same thing


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  24. StewGreen says:

    If it’s GreenPR BBC will promote it

    @MacRebur CEO and co-founder @TobyMcCartney
    spoke to @BBCRadio4’s Gap Finders all about his groundbreaking business and his motivation to create a greener planet through waste plastic roads 🚗♻️

    BTW plastic roads = plastic dust


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  26. StewGreen says:

    The morning mist lasted a long time this morning
    so the air is still cool with dampness as the sun starts to power through

    The damp might bring high feels-like temp later as it will be humid


  27. StewGreen says:

    More race grifting by the BBC.


  28. StewGreen says:

    BBC PR man tweeting that they make progs by lefty PR people FOR lefty PR people

    Other PR people promoting it https://twitter.com/GemmaPettmanPR/status/1699345416054059498


  29. tomo says:

    That gay Obama interview from Tucker Carlson drops tonight.

    Séance with Joan Rivers tomorrow

    I wonder what counters are in place to distract.

    Elton John + David Furnish interviews?


  30. BRISSLES says:

    I see GBN Emily Carver (she who is the regular stand-in,) is becoming a media ‘personality’. Have just switched onto BBC2 Politics Live, and there she is on the panel. I’d never heard of her til she appeared on GBN.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Emily Carver has been around for a few years and on the whole had fairly sensible right of centre views. I haven’t heard her on the BBC and would be interested to know if she had been got at and was singing a different tune. Is it a case of he who pays the piper calls the tune or is she sticking to her principles? Please keep us informed of whether you think is still sound. I don’t watch the BBC on my doctor’s advice!


    • StewGreen says:

      “Emily Carver” on BBC
      yields many appearances from “Emily Carver from the Institute of Economic Affairs”
      Question Time, 19/05/2022
      Politics Live, 28/06/2022
      Politics Live 28 Jun 2022
      Politics Live, 01/11/2022
      Politics Live, 06/09/2022
      Talkback 8 Mar 2023
      Politics Live, 27/04/2022
      Politics Live, 16/06/2021
      She’s written dozens or articles at ConservativeHome, but also The Telegraph and The Independent,
      She is the fiance of GBnews presenter Patrick Christys (not been on BBC AFAIK)


      • StewGreen says:

        She worked fully at GBnews since June 2022 before that she was often a panelist
        – Columnist ConservativeHome Jan 2021 – Present2 years 9 months
        – Institute of Economic Affairs – Head Of Media Oct 2020 – Dec 2022 2 years 3 months
        – House of Commons 2 years Policy Adviser/Parliamentary Researcher Nov 2017 – Oct 2019
        – Edelman Graphic Graduate Scheme Sep 2016 – Nov 2017, 1 year 3 months
        – The Henry Jackson Society Graphic, Executive Assistant Jul 2015 – Sep 2015, 3 months


  31. Peter Sausages says:

    I see Labour loving Jo Coburn is wearing Liebour red AGAIN !


  32. Eddy Booth says:

    Jokes ….

    I asked an American school shooter why he thought we didn’t have these incidents in the UK.
    “We wouldn’t go near a UK school,” he said, “they’re too fucking dangerous.”




  33. G says:


    Just a small step away now from Home Invasion. Be prepared.

    “Warning as burglars target homes by dropping gnomes in gardens
    September 6, 2023 by Save Britain

    After several residents noticed unusual “Christmas gnomes” on their property, police issued an urgent warning.

    Although they appear to be innocent, officials have warned that they may have a more “sinister” motive.

    North Wales Police’s Flintshire North branch published the warning on social media, along with an example image of the festive décor.

    Gnomes are light enough to be thrown over a fence and could serve as a “calling card” for criminals to identify which properties may be vacant or vulnerable.

    If a resident notices the gnome, they are unlikely to keep it in place, which means the decorations could reveal which residences are vacant.

    A spokesman for the Flintshire North branch of the force wrote on social media: “We are aware of a report of individuals in the Broughton area leaving Christmas gnomes in residential front gardens.

    “This type of behaviour is sometimes used as a ‘calling card’ to see if the gnome is collected by the resident.

    “If not, the property is likely to be empty and could be an easy target for burglaries.

    “We would advise residents to be vigilant and secure their homes.”

    “Anyone who witnesses anything suspicious is urged to contact us via our website or through 101.”

    And we’ll promptly ignore it……………….

    Too busy with Hate Crimes…………


  34. digg says:

    There is a strong whiff of manipulation over the announcement of the school concrete fiasco.

    Schools have been closed with no pupils for weeks throughout the summer break.

    I would expect that many schools had builders inspecting them during this time as a matter of course. But not a peep about concrete until the schools were due to go back. Then spookily they popped up all over the Country simultaneously!

    I think the Conservatives should instigate an investigation into who brought the issue into the open and exactly when the problem was discovered. I will put money on it that it leads back to one or more of of the major left-leaning unions.

    I’m not suggesting that there may not be a problem, just finding the sequence of events suspicious.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Covid – best time to reinforce schools?


    • markh says:

      Wasn’t it some Civil Service toad called Jonathan Slater? He should be sacked but I think he’s already ‘ex’- Civil Service.


  35. StewGreen says:

    Vine wetting himself over prospect of temperature records
    probably shining his laser pet at the nearest weather station thermometer

    Here the temp is not so high, but sun is intense.


  36. StewGreen says:

    R4 Drama starting : Cricket, Climate Change and mental health
    “Cricket has long had a problem with poor mental health.”
    Has it really ??

    ” A high flyer and settled down with a girlfriend who is studying Climate Science. On tour, although older players tell him not to, he googles his own name and constantly reads and watches everything he can about cricket and then this becomes mixed in with climate fears.
    He begins to read tweets and articles and watch TikTok videos that inflame his worries ..”


    • StewGreen says:

      Note the title imposes NewSpeak on us
      ‘The Test Batter Can’t Breathe’ by James Fritz.

      In proper language whether it’s man or woman it’s “The batsman”


    • tomo says:

      I’ve not got a score but subjectively, turning onto R4 Drama (by accident in the car)

      >>> 7 or 8 out of 10 the “off” switch has been activated within 15 seconds usually accompanied by saying “oh, ferfeckssakes”


      • Greencoat says:

        Yes, thanks to the BBC ‘oferfecksakes’ has become a new word in the English language.


  37. LynetteO says:

    No MainStream Media report regarding the accusation that Israelis raped a woman in Cyprus mentioned that the Israelis were in fact Israeli Arab citizens. (see example of BBC report here). So the assumption they wish to publicize is that they were Israeli Jews.

    However the Times of Israel states that they came from Majd-al-Krum, which (see Wikipedia) is an Arab town.






    • StewGreen says:

      Any proper evidence that they are Arab ?


      • LynetteO says:

        There are no Jews living in that town.


        • StewGreen says:

          Yes I believe you
          What i have seen before is that in an Arabic town many Arabs fled decades ago
          so Israeli settlers moved in
          In the case of this region it’s Karmiel settlment about 4Km away
          (popultion 50,000)
          but i don’t blieve many of them would give their address as Majd-al-Krum


  38. StewGreen says:

    Roy Hartwell comment

    Been watching the BBC series ‘Coastal Defenders’ about commercial divers and almost every scene in it has to include ‘more extreme storms and weather due to climate change’. They really are trying to force it down everyone’s throats.
    Tell a lie often enough………!!


  39. StewGreen says:


    BBC webpage “As the summer draws to a close, let’s look back at what on earth happened – and how it is connected to climate change”

    Assuming what they’re trying to prove and want people to believe, for reasons they never admit to.


  40. TrickCyclist says:

    An article on the England section of the BBC News website, titled “Mum feels ‘cheated’ over concrete crisis school closure.”
    The mum in question is Mumtaz Hussain, whose 15-year old son attends Aston Manor Academy in Birmingham(!). Further down the article informs us that “Ms Hussain, (who) represents Aston ward on Birmingham City Council as a Liberal Democrat.”
    Keep scrolling and you’ll find a picture of this gentleman.


    The caption to the photo reads:
    “Liberal Democrats councillor Ayoub Khan says “it’s almost like we’re living in a third world country”.”

    Oh dear, and people who post here say the BBC don’t do comedy!



    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Trick

      We weren’t (living in a 3rd world country)

      Import the 3rd world, become the 3rd turd


  41. Terminal Moraine says:

    “Sara Sharif: Dad and stepmum release video in first public comments since her death”

    Stepmum refers to the girl’s death as “a incident” (sic), complains her family are getting harassed, and are only in hiding through fear the Pakistan police will torture or kill them.

    Sounds like a human rights issue, they should qualify for UK legal aid. Is Sadiq Khan still practicing?



    • MarkyMark says:

      “Urfan Sharif does not speak during the video, while his partner Beinash Batool reads from a notebook”


    • MarkyMark says:

      Same in UK …. maybe Pakistan is safer?

      :1985 ….
      Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

      I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police,

      more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country.

      The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.



      • G says:


        I can see it all: If he loses the next election (i.e. even the demographics are against him), he will make a play for the premiership of Pakistan. That could be good – just look at what’s happened/happening to the cricketeer……………..


  42. Terminal Moraine says:

    The Spanish ladyball player has now decided to file a legal complaint which could result in criminal charges for their FA president. I wonder how many people with vested interests have been ‘advising’ her on a suitable course of action the last 2 weeks?

    BBC: “Luis Rubiales: The kiss that shook Spanish and global football”. It caused a fit of the vapours amongst a bunch of media women looking for a tried and tested outlet. Was anyone else that bothered?



  43. MarkyMark says:

    Well here is “Andrew Bridgen” again discussing
    Sunak’s new hideous Law were inspectors can come in your house by force if needed to inspect

    Your Heater or Boiler

    I can only imagine the Pictures of honest UK folk being dragged out of their own homes by Sunak’s armed Paramilitary Guards, will be found shocking by the Free world

    When they will appear before one of Mrs Mays Secret courts

    Where you are not allowed a Jury or legal representation

    Only to be handed down a fine of £15,000 or one years’ imprisonment

    For burning logs


    • StewGreen says:

      John Grant said that investing in GREEN saves money in the long run
      Really ? How much money has the UK taxpayer “saved” in the last 10 years by investing in GREEN?
      where is it ?


  44. tomo says:

    Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels style assault on Birmingham Traffic Wardens…

    “the city council raked in a staggering £79million from its hated Clean Air Zone – which it then spent £50million of on new hydrogen eco buses”


    Looks like mayhem



    • MarkyMark says:

      2018 … Jeremy Corbyn leads attacks on the government over NHS crisis… while sunning himself on holiday 5,000 miles away in Mexico
      Labour leader went to Mexico on Christmas Day and was still there yesterday
      Meanwhile on Twitter he said Theresa May’s response ‘wasn’t good enough’
      PM spent yesterday at Surrey Hospital where she apologised to patients

      UPDATED: 01:58, 8 January 2018


  45. JohnC says:

    Ukraine war: 17 killed during attack on market in ‘peaceful city’

    After everything I have seen in this war, I guarantee one thing : there was a legitimate military target somewhere near where the explosion took place.

    And I would not be at all surprised if Ukraine was doing something near that market hoping it would deter an attack from Russia.

    And I am equally sure Russia launched that attack without much regard for who might get hit as ‘collateral damage’.

    Those are the most important points of this and neither is even remotely addressed by the BBC report. Which – for me – makes their coverage of this war completely worthless. It’s pure propaganda which is clearly aimed at unquestioning idiots.

    Who I am sure will be along in their droves along with the Troll farm if they open it for HYS.

    Meanwhile of course, the lives of the thousands of brave young men fighting at the front and living in constant fear of being maimed or killed are apparently worthless to the BBC. No empathy value for them because they are doing the same to Russians.

    I’ve said it before, but I am genuinely shocked at how ‘total’ the propaganda and reporting is in the media for this war. I thought we had left that extremity behind after WW2. Were they ordered to do it by the government ? or did they agree among themselves ?.


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  47. Thoughtful says:


  48. MarkyMark says:

    Chris Bryant’s having a good week. The former Chair of the Standards Committee is back with a new job on Labour’s front bench, on the same day the latest publication of the register of interests reveals he also raked in a whopping £20,800 from Bloomsbury Publishing for recording his new audiobook. With all these employment opportunities, Guido was surprised to see Chris managed to find the time to appear on Politics Live this morning.

    And the cause Bryant chose to champion… banning additional jobs for MPs.


    Jeremy Hunt: everyone will be paying more tax after autumn statement 2022

    Everyone. Everyone. Everyone.

    Theresa May, Former UK PM earned £1.86 million in her 2 years since leaving Downing Street, figures show

    Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent

    Matt Hancock, who lost the Tory whip after it was announced he would be appearing on the ITV programme, is still being paid as an independent MP and is rumoured to have been paid £400,000 to appear on the I’m a celebrity.

    Boris Johnson earns £315,000 for 30 minute speech and ‘fireside chat’ in United States

    Chuka Umunna Advisory Board of The Progressive Centre UK think tank (also known as Global Progress)

    Jeremy Corbyn Labour party leader accepted up to £20,000 (about $27,000) for appearances on the Iranian state broadcast network Press TV

    Keir Starmer £18,450 from Harper Collins as an advance payment for a book.

    Boris Johnson Accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000 Destination of visit: St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Jeremy Hunt £10,000 from Citigroup Centre for speaking at an event on 9 March 2021. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Charity not mentioned)

    Nadhim Zahawi MP promises to repay the part of £5,822.27 expenses claim for second home energy bills that relates to electricity for stables

    MPs to get £2,200 pay rise from April for ‘dramatically increased’ duties last year

    Philip Hammond accepts £2,000 watch from Saudi sheikh, despite ban on donating expensive gifts